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Headword: Πέτρος
Adler number: pi,1408
Translated headword: Peter, Petros
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
This man lived under Justinian, "and he succeeded in becoming magister [officiorum]: [it was he] who always and daily wore down the emperors with unspeakable thefts. For although he was gentle, and utterly unfamiliar with arrogance, [he was] the most liable of all men to steal, and positively full of the stench of shame."
Greek Original:
Πέτρος: οὗτος ἦν ἐπὶ Ἰουστινιανοῦ, ἔφθασε δὲ καὶ μέχρι μαγίστρου γενέσθαι: ὃς ἀεὶ καὶ καθημέραν τοὺς βασιλεῖς κλοπαῖς ἀμυθήτοις ἀπέκναιε. πρᾶος μὲν γὰρ ἦν, καὶ ὡς ἥκιστα ὑβρίζειν εἰδώς, κλεπτίστατος δὲ ἁπάντων ἀνθρώπων καὶ ῥύπου αἰσχροῦ ἀτεχνῶς ἔμπλεως.
Note:
After the introductory clause, this entry draws on Procopius, Secret History 24.22-23. (Its opening is misremembered from Proc.'s τὸν ἅπαντα χρόνον ἡνίκα τὴν τοῦ μαγίστρου καλουμένου ἀρχήν . It improves greatly in accuracy thereafter, though 'the emperors' is a gloss on Proc.'s 'them'.)
Keywords: biography; chronology; constitution; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; politics
Translated by: John Mulhall on 9 November 2011@18:49:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified tr and notes; more keywords; cosmetics) on 10 November 2011@04:29:17.
David Whitehead on 1 October 2013@05:42:13.
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